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I suppose that the picture above is some kind of a joke. But I am not able to catch the point. I would understand if there was something like "where the winning means that the head will stay on your neck". Or is "get a head" an idiom?

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To get ahead means to make progress, to get ahead of someone means to outrun or outpace them, to leave them behind.

Of course, with a guillotine, one person (the one operating the device) gets a head and another loses a head.

Maybe in this game the goal is to decapitate your opponents?

There's another bit of wordplay with "revolutionary".

  • He'll never be the head of a major corporation.. – Neil Dec 1 '17 at 13:50
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    But politics is a career that remains open to him. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Dec 1 '17 at 14:39
  • Just do not lose your head over it, though. – Michael Login Dec 1 '17 at 21:51

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